Bone conduction implants for adults

Bone conduction implants can have the potential to make everyday activities less stressful and more enjoyable. Learn how they may be able to help you.

Woman wearing Baha sound processor

What you'll find on this page

  • Information on how a bone conduction implant might help you.
  • The benefits of bone conduction implants.
  • How to try bone conduction hearing.

"It was instantly amazing. I could even hear soft sounds. I no longer had to worry about missing a conversation or where I was going to sit in a room. My Baha [sound processor] goes everywhere. I wear it from the moment I get out of the shower till I go to bed. I can hear and I feel normal for the first time in years."

- Kelly J, Cochlear™ Baha® recipient, Australia

Could a bone conduction implant help you?

If you have single-sided hearing loss, conductive hearing loss and mixed hearing loss, a bone conduction implant may help. They're also used to treat hearing loss due to illness or infections.

What are the benefits?

Research and decades of experience have shown that a bone conduction implant may help you hear better, which could help you:1-5

  • Hear even in noisy environments1,2.

  • Enjoy improved sound quality (compared to hearing aids) by bypassing the damaged part of the ear to reduce the amount of amplification needed to hear better3.

  • Enjoy improved speech recognition (compared to hearing aids)3.

  • Improve your ability to hear important sounds and become more aware of your surroundings.

  • Engage in conversations more easily.

Try out the Cochlear™ Baha® System

If you've been told a bone conduction implant is a treatment option for your hearing loss, you may be able try the Baha system before deciding whether to get an implant.

The Cochlear™ Baha® SoundArc™ device introduces a comfortable way to 'try out' bone conduction hearing.

Ask your hearing health professional about trialling the Baha System.

Find a hearing health professional near you

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You can search for clinics in a different location, or contact Cochlear to understand what the next steps for you would be.


Please seek advice from your health professional about treatments for hearing loss. Outcomes may vary, and your health professional will advise you about the factors which could affect your outcome. Always read the instructions for use. Not all products are available in all countries. Please contact your local Cochlear representative for product information.

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  1. Lin LM, Bowditch S, Anderson MJ, May B, Cox KM, Niparko K. "Amplification in the rehabilitation of unilateral deafness: speech in noise and directional hearing effects with bone-anchored hearing and contralateral routing of signal amplification." Otology & Neurotology. 2006;27(2):172-82.
  2. Flynn MC, Sadeghi A, Halvarsson G. Baha solutions for patients with severe mixed hearing loss. Cochlear Implants Int 2009;10 Suppl 1:43-7.
  3. Hol MK, Snik AF, Mylanus EA, Cremers CW. Long-term results of bone anchored hearing aid recipients who had previously used air-conduction hearing aids. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2005 Apr;131(4):321-5.
  4. Watson GJ, Silva S, Lawless T, Harling JL, Sheehan PZ. Bone anchored hearing aids: a preliminary assessment of the impact on outpatients and cost when rehabilitating hearing in chronic suppurative otitis media. Clin Otolaryngol 2008;33:338–342.
  5. Snik AF, Mylanus EA, Proops DW, Wolfaardt J, Hodgetts WA, Somers T, Niparko JK, Wazen JJ, Sterkers O, Cremers CW, Tjellström A. Consensus statements on the Baha system: Where do we stand at present? Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 2005 Dec;114(12) Suppl 195:1-12.